There was no real "curating" here on my part. I looked at a piece or a bunch of pieces and asked "Do you want to be in the show?"
The artists self-curated.
Somehow they, without any consultation, picked pieces that fit well together in the gallery. If there was an unintentional theme it was that three artists (Julia Hamilton, John Airo and Gretchen Hasse) use found objects to create their work.
The opening reception was well attended and the response was overwhelmingly positive (unless people were saying different things to my face!). The next step is to convince all these artists to get on-board for a 2014 exhibit somewhere in South Florida. More on this soon.
Thanks to everyone who helped fund this via Kickstarter. Thanks to the folks who provided prizes--Space Time Tanks, Elyse Martin, Projekt Records and Turntabling.net. Also while I appreciate every cent that came from the crowdfunding effort I especially appreciate those who went over and above, Debbie Segal, Kate Anthony (who was also our bartender), Michael Bolden, Nancy Wegienek and Stephanie Rubin. Forgive me if I left anyone out!
Below are photos (and videos in most cases) of all the work from the show which will be up until Thursday, September 13.
My construction skills are not, in fact, actually "skills" but "liabilities."
Schedler may have also contributed to my not putting out an eye with a hammer.